Location: In the Via Veneto area of downtown Rome. The Regina Hotel Baglioni is within walking distance of the Roma Termini Central Station but far enough for it to not be right in the thick of the city action. The Trevi Fountain, Spanish steps and Via Condotti’s boutiques and shops are all less than 20 minutes away by foot, making it a good base for any first-time visitor to the Eternal City.
Rooms: It has 118 rooms in classic and art deco styles, a size that strikes just the right balance between not being so big as to be impersonal and not so small that it makes you feel cramped and intruded upon. The Roman penthouse occupies the entire 8th floor, with the lift beautifully opening directly into the suite itself. Other wow factors quickly reveal themselves once you set foot within the penthouse: 560m2 worth of space in total – 290 of which are taken up by a wrap-around outdoor terrace affording guests a 360 degree panoramic views of Rome – a jacuzzi on the terrace, a giant black marble bath and a small gym. This is not readily advertised on the Regina Hotel Baglioni site but I was reliably informed that a wedding or two has taken place on the terrace of the penthouse…
Food and beverage options: Breakfast is a low-key (at least in the low-season month of January which is when I was there) affair in the Caffe Baglioni, which also doubles as the hotel lounge. I didn’t have the chance to dine at the hotel’s elegant Brunello Lounge & Restaurant so I cannot speak for the dishes served there.
Other amenities: A Caschera spa featuring two massage rooms, a sauna, a Turkish bath, and a fitness room and three meeting rooms. Guests staying in the Roman Penthouse can indulge in a custom-made face and body SPA Penthouse Ritual massage in the comfort of their own space.